Mumbai: After nearly two months, over 30 new Covid-19 cases in Dharavi

Topics Dharavi | Mumbai | Coronavirus

A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a nasal sample from a woman at a local health center to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease

After a gap of 55 days, the

slum-dominated Dharavi area of Mumbai registered a spike of more than 30 coronavirus cases on Friday, a senior official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

With 33 new cases, the case tally in the area increased to 2,883, while the number of active cases went up to 124 from 102 cases on September 10, he said.

On July 19, Dharavi, considered to be Asia's largest slum, had recorded 36 new cases. The daily increase in the cases then fell and remained in the range of 1-20.

Of total 2,883 COVID-19 patients from Dharavi,2,489 have been already discharged from hospitals. The civic body does not reveal the death toll in the area.

Spread over 2.5 square kilometers, Dharavi has a population over 6.5 lakh.


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